Saving newborn lives in Kenya

 
$160
$9,840
Raised
Remaining
Dec 14, 2011

A little life saved in a remote village

CHW Alice (right) with a premature baby and mother
CHW Alice (right) with a premature baby and mother

The cell phone of Nurse Nicholas rang at 3 am. It was Alice, a community health worker (CHW) calling about the delivery of a premature baby in her remote Kenyan village. From her training, Alice recognized the rapid breathing and chest movements that signaled a danger sign of serious illness for this 4 pound newborn infant. With her call, the Global Health Partnerships ambulance was summoned. After a long and difficult ride on rugged unpaved roads, mother and baby were safely in the hands of the staff at the nearest hospital that is capable of caring for premature infants.

Over 500 newborns have been visited in their homes by the 20 trained CHWs since the home visitation project started this year. The CHWs are performing their volunteer work remarkably well under very difficult circumstances. If adequate funding can be secured, many more newborn lives can be saved.

CHW checking a baby
CHW checking a baby's temperature
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Angelo Tomedi

Project Leader
Albuquerque, NM United States

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